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Old 06-21-2010, 03:48 PM   #1
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quick 4cyl oil change help

i getting ready to do my first oil change, is 5w30 okay or do i need 5w20?
also im going to go pick up a k&n filter, anyone know the filter type i need?
thanks for the help!
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:54 PM   #2
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I'd say 5w-30 is fine but it would also help to know the year of your truck.

When in doubt check your owner's manual. I think on some of the later (08-10 ??) 2nd gen tacos that a different weight is specified for the same engine model (2tr-fe).
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I'd say 5w-30 is fine but it would also help to know the year of your truck.

When in doubt check your owner's manual. I think on some of the later (08-10 ??) 2nd gen tacos that a different weight is specified for the same engine model (2tr-fe).
+1 Good Post. It's always best to go by the manual, especially if the truck is under warranty.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:19 PM   #4
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thanks, i have an 06
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:21 PM   #5
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thanks, i have an 06
5w30 will be fine.
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Old 06-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #6
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great! any knowledge on what filter i should buy?
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Well if you chose FRAM the number is, TG3614.
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Well if you chose FRAM the number is, TG3614.
don't buy a fram filter, they are junk. Not sure if it was suggested already but did you try checking the owners manual?
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great! any knowledge on what filter i should buy?
I prefer Wix, Mobil 1, K&N, Napa Gold (Wix), Toyota OEM, or Purolator. There are many quality filters out there. You probably need to spend between 5 and 10 bucks to get a good one.
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i getting ready to do my first oil change, is 5w30 okay or do i need 5w20?
also im going to go pick up a k&n filter, anyone know the filter type i need?
thanks for the help!
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Old 06-22-2010, 10:11 AM   #11
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Here's a couple other part numbers

mobil 1 oil filter: M1-102
napa gold oil filter: FIL 1348
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Use whatever grade is stamped on the oil filler cap. If it says 5w20 and you can't find any, 5w30 will most likely be OK for one oil change interval. Read the manual.
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You will be fine if you have already bought 5W-30. The early 2nd Gen Tacoma's actually spec'd it before they went to 5W-20 for CAFE reasons.
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10w 30?????

so im about to do my first oil change too. but i just bought this truck with 237k. runs like a top. im going to add the lucas oil stabilizer, but the guy at advance told me to run 10w 30 instead of the 5w. with the oil stabilizer is this going to be too heavy or what , i live on the coast and its super hot right now, also driving about 100+ miles a day? what do i do im changing it in the am.
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